Tauranga New Zealand. A visit to Tauranga or Mount Maunganui will make you feel like you are in a holiday paradise! With so much on offer in this upbeat city, you’ll never get bored. Swim or take a surfing lesson at one of New Zealand’s best beaches, hire a fat tyre bike and ride along the beach or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. If you’re in the mood for exploring, take a scenic cruise or helicopter ride to White Island – an active volcano!